WHO expects to set link between Zika and microcephaly in weeks, vaccine 18 months

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre in adults, to be established within weeks, a senior WHO official said on Friday.


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Zika pushes 38 percent of U.S. businesses surveyed to let workers defer trips

(Reuters) – Some 38 percent of U.S. multinationals, universities and non-profits surveyed by an arm of the State Department are allowing female employees to defer travel or leave countries where the Zika virus has been reported.

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Venezuelan President says three dead from Zika-linked complications

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that three people had died of complications linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and that suspected cases of Zika had risen to 5,221.


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Weight-loss surgery after age 35 linked to survival benefit

(Reuters Health) – Obese people who undergo a certain kind of weight-loss operation after age 35 may live longer than obese people of the same age who don’t have the surgery, a study suggests.

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Textile workers at higher risk for rheumatoid arthritis

(Reuters Health) – Breathing textile dust on the job is linked to an almost tripled risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, an immune system disorder that causes debilitating swelling and pain in the joints, a Malaysian study suggests.

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Elderly patients rarely included in decision to use intensive care

(Reuters Health) – According to a study of 15 emergency departments, patients over age 80 who are admitted to intensive care are often not asked their opinion about admission.


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Better growth monitoring needed to spot childhood diseases

(Reuters Health) – Monitoring growth can serve as an early warning for many childhood diseases, but a lack of consensus on how tracking should work and what to look for may mean diagnosis is delayed for some and wrong for others, a recent research review suggests.

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Bilingual toddlers better at solving certain problems

(Reuters Health) – Toddlers who already speak two languages are better than their peers at a particular kind of problem solving that requires knowing when it’s okay to change the rules, according to a new study.

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Superbug review says more vaccines needed to reduce antibiotic use

LONDON (Reuters) – More use of vaccines would reduce the need to use antibiotics and help fight the rise of drug-resistant superbug infections, according to a British government-commissioned review of the threat.


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Brazil links three deaths to suspected Zika-related complications

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian health authorities believe three adults died last year of suspected complications related to the Zika virus, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.


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